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2bikemike
09-15-2004, 11:41 PM
The Associated Press
Updated: 12:16 a.m. ET Sept. 16, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band "The Ramones," has died. He was 55.

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Ramone died in his sleep Wednesday afternoon at his Los Angeles home surrounded by friends and family, his publicist said. He had battled prostate cancer for five years, and was hospitalized in June at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Ramone, born John Cummings, was one of the original members of the Ramones, whose hit songs "I Wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned the band induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

The band's singer, Joey Ramone, whose real name was Jeff Hyman, died in 2001 of lymphatic cancer. Bassist Dee Dee Ramone, who was born Douglas Colvin, died from a drug overdose in 2002.

Johnny Ramone founded "The Ramones" in 1974 with Joey Ramone, DeeDee Ramone and Tommy Ramone, the only surviving member of the original band.

A tribute concert and cancer research fund-raiser was held Sunday in Los Angeles to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary. It featured performances by Los Angeles punk band X, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Henry Rollins and others.

Along with his wife, Linda Cummings, Johnny Ramone was surrounded at his death by friends Eddie and Jill Vedder, and Rob and Sherrie Zombie. Other friends who gathered at his Los Angeles home included Lisa Marie Presley, Pete Yorn, Vincent Gallo and Talia Shire.

Rausch
09-15-2004, 11:42 PM
Wait. I could SWEAR I heard this guy died like 6 months ago...

2bikemike
09-15-2004, 11:45 PM
Wait. I could SWEAR I heard this guy died like 6 months ago...

I did a search to make sure I wasn't reposting something and I came across a thread that said he was losing his battle with cancer. IT was about 6 months old IIRC.

Rausch
09-15-2004, 11:49 PM
I did a search to make sure I wasn't reposting something and I came across a thread that said he was losing his battle with cancer. IT was about 6 months old IIRC.

No, I could swear I remember people reporting his death. And even an argument over his mark on music at work after the fact... :hmmm:

Jenson71
09-15-2004, 11:53 PM
No, I could swear I remember people reporting his death. And even an argument over his mark on music at work after the fact... :hmmm:

It could have been spiritual vision. Maybe you should turn Jewish and have parties with Taco and rabbis.

ENDelt260
09-16-2004, 12:04 AM
"We go to all The Ramones' farewell tours. You never know when it might be the last one."

2bikemike
09-16-2004, 12:07 AM
Previous planet stories

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=91222&highlight=JOhnny+Ramone

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=85391&highlight=JOhnny+Ramone

Maybe you were thinking of another Ramone. They are all just about dead now.

kc hopeful
09-16-2004, 12:13 AM
I would have thought the Ramones were older than the ex Beatles-suprised he was only 55. Too young to die.

Donger
09-16-2004, 12:16 AM
Joey Ramone, lead singer, died of lymphatic cancer in 2001.

Dee Dee Ramone, bass, died in 2002 by drug OD.

Ari Chi3fs
09-16-2004, 01:48 AM
Ironically I have been listening to a shitload of Ramones lately, and happen to be listening right now...

I found a torrent of a 2 disc anthology with like 60 songs. They so fuggin rocked.

OldTownChief
09-16-2004, 01:52 AM
Hey it WAS news to me.

headsnap
09-16-2004, 05:43 AM
Bonzo goes to Bitburg...


now there is one less vote for Bush. :banghead:




bye bye Johnny...

Rausch
09-16-2004, 06:19 AM
Joey Ramone, lead singer, died of lymphatic cancer in 2001.

Dee Dee Ramone, bass, died in 2002 by drug OD.

I was thinking of Joey Ramone...

Thanks for saving my sanity.. :thumb:

Thig Lyfe
09-16-2004, 07:16 AM
The Associated Press
Updated: 12:16 a.m. ET Sept. 16, 2004

LOS ANGELES - Johnny Ramone, guitarist and co-founder of the seminal punk band "The Ramones," has died. He was 55.

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He died of an advertisement?

Infidel Goat
09-16-2004, 10:05 AM
now there is one less vote for Bush. :banghead:


He could have voted absentee, I suppose . . .

:shrug:

--Infidel Goat

MOhillbilly
09-16-2004, 10:28 AM
*this is rock n roll radio*

BIG_DADDY
09-16-2004, 10:54 AM
One of the guys at the gym used to travel with the band and run security. He said those guys would get loaded on drugs every night to the point where they constantly wondered if one of them would OD. No wonder they are dropping off like flies now.

MOhillbilly
09-16-2004, 11:02 AM
One of the guys at the gym used to travel with the band and run security. He said those guys would get loaded on drugs every night to the point where they constantly wondered if one of them would OD. No wonder they are dropping off like flies now.
ya no shit.
burn it at both ends & your number is on the short list.

Baby Lee
09-17-2004, 07:55 AM
Howard Stern's eulogy?

Well, that's one less vote for Bush. Now if we could get Tom Selleck sick.

Hope he was joking.

KCWolfman
09-17-2004, 10:11 AM
Marky is the only one left, I believe.

I have
Rocket to Russia
Pleasant Dreams
The Ramones
Leave Home
Road to Ruin
and End of the Century
all on vinyl

Three chords are all you need to be cool